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We've mentioned a couple of historically famous non-NASCAR drivers recently, so I thought I'd share a quote from another that I heard last night. Juan Manuel Fangio dominated the early years of F1, wi

I saw that. I also just read an article that Bubba Wallace,  NASCAR only African American,  found a noose in his garage area. It just breaks my heart to see things turn to this. I can't even imagine h

Thank you Hobie, Roger, Hoss for the warm welcome back. I've missed chatting with you all! Thank you for the smiles too. I can't wait to watch those races Hobie.  They sound dangerous and enterta

Now that I'm retired I have time to do some of the things I always wanted to do. In 2021 I'm going to accept the job as the starting right fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, like my childhood hero, Roberto Clemente. I'm going to structure my contract so that I have Sundays off so I can drive NASCAR just like the Dukes hero, Cale Yarborough. This is why I wanted to get all my episode reviews done now. Spring training will be here before you know it and I'll be pretty busy after that. I guess I'll be seeing Santino on the track.

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Well Roger you can live out your Nascar fantasy by playing the original Nascar Heat, just go to The Mod Squad (link in my sig) and the guys there will help you get set up. They have Nascar mods from the 1960's - now, and the best part it's all Free. Just tell them Spike sent you B)

There was a really scary crash in the F1 race yesterday and the driver walked away with minor injuries. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ7_En2xEm4

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There was a really scary crash in the F1 race yesterday and the driver walked away with minor injuries. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ7_En2xEm4

I watched the start of the race live yesterday and that was quite a shock. We're used to seeing flames from engine fires (as happened to Perez yesterday), but it's a long time since a crash has ended in a fireball. Grosjean looked comfortable in hospital after the race, and is said to have only suffered minor burns. The "halo" safety device above the driver's head probably saved his life.

It looks like Michael Schumacher's son Mick may be driving for the Haas F1 team next year.

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On 11/30/2020 at 1:51 PM, HossC said:

It looks like Michael Schumacher's son Mick may be driving for the Haas F1 team next year.

Mick Schumacher's multi-year contract with Haas F1 was confirmed today.

This could be a big weekend for British driver George Russell who gets to stand in for Lewis Hamilton for Sunday's race. Hamilton tested positive for coronavirus earlier this week, so has to self-isolate. Russell is currently driving one of the slowest cars on the grid and is one of the only drivers not to score a point this year, so it'll be some change stepping into the World Champion's car.

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16 hours ago, HossC said:

Mick Schumacher's multi-year contract with Haas F1 was confirmed today.

This could be a big weekend for British driver George Russell who gets to stand in for Lewis Hamilton for Sunday's race. Hamilton tested positive for coronavirus earlier this week, so has to self-isolate. Russell is currently driving one of the slowest cars on the grid and is one of the only drivers not to score a point this year, so it'll be some change stepping into the World Champion's car.

That's a big score for Haas. Will be interesting to see what George can do in a race winning car although he probably feels a lot of pressure to do well.

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On 12/2/2020 at 7:27 PM, HossC said:

This could be a big weekend for British driver George Russell who gets to stand in for Lewis Hamilton for Sunday's race.

It's been a good weekend so far for George Russell in Lewis' Mercedes. He was fastest in the first two practice sessions, and qualified second for the race, just 0.026 seconds behind his new team mate Valtteri Bottas.

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What a roller-coaster race for George Russell. He started second, but took the lead by the first corner and kept it for most of the race. Then a safety car triggered a rushed pit stop where Mercedes put a mixed set of tires on his car, some of which should have gone on his team mate's car. He made a second stop to fix the problem, and was making his way back to the front when he got a puncture when he was just over two seconds off the lead. He again fought his way up the field, but with so few laps left, he could only manage ninth place. Nevertheless, he scored two points for the place and a bonus for the fastest lap, which are his first F1 points. Ironically, the incident that caused the safety car was a spin by Jack Aitken, who was driving George Russell's regular race car.

Still, I think he proved himself today, and hopefully it won't be long before he's in a more competitive car.

BTW. George wasn't penalized for the tire error, but the team were fined €20,000.

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This should be the final F1 hijack of the year :).

Last night, Lewis Hamilton won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. It's presented annually to the sportsperson judged to have achieved the most that year. The winner is chosen by the public from a shortlist. "The recipient must either be British or reside and play a significant amount of their sport in the United Kingdom." It's Lewis' second win, with his first back in 2014.

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Well, I kept to my word about F1 hijacks in 2020, and waited until 2021!

To add to all of his other achievements, Lewis Hamilton received a knighthood in the New Year Honours List. He follows in the footsteps of other F1 drivers Sir Jack Brabham, Sir Stirling Moss and Sir Jackie Stewart.

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Looks like Silly Season is starting to heat back up again...

Anthony Alfredo joins Michael McDowell at Front Row Motorsports for 2021. Anthony will drive the #38 while Michael will stay in the #34. David Ragan will try to make the Daytona 500 in a 3rd car for FRM https://nascar.nbcsports.com/2021/01/06/front-row-motorsports-2021-nascar-cup-series-michael-mcdowell/

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Ty Dillon will try to make the Daytona 500 with Gaunt Bros Racing in the #96 Toyota https://nascar.nbcsports.com/2021/01/19/ty-dillon-daytona-500-gaunt-brothers-racing-nascar-cup-series/

Derrick Cope to run the Daytona 500 in the #15 Rick Ware Racing https://nascar.nbcsports.com/2021/01/19/derrike-cope-daytona-500-rick-ware-racing/

Jamie McMurray to run the Daytona 500 in the #77 Spire Motorsports Chevy https://nascar.nbcsports.com/2021/01/19/jamie-mcmurray-nascar-cup-series-2021-daytona-500-spire-motorsports/

Josh Bilicki to drive the #52 Rick Ware Racing for 2021 season https://nascar.nbcsports.com/2021/01/19/josh-bilicki-rick-ware-racing-2021-nascar-cup-series/

 

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Denny Hamlin signs multi year contract extension with JGR https://nascar.nbcsports.com/2021/02/01/denny-hamlin-fedex-sign-contract-extensions-with-joe-gibbs-racing/

Some sad news...Mark Beard, owner of Beard Motorsports passed away https://nascar.nbcsports.com/2021/02/01/beard-motorsports-team-owner-passes-away/ the team still plans to run the #62 at Daytona 500 in his honor.

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Well let's hope they use the oval next year as that was a yawner of a race except on the last lap where Chase Elliot tried a bump n run on Ryan Blaney and Kyle Busch passed them both for the win. I found it hilarious that they called a caution for dirt on the track :rofl:though they might have called it because Denny Hamlin was driving away from the rest of them. He had the best car but pit stops kept putting him back in the field.

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